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Is it normal for a 6 year old girl to have breast lumps

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
Child breasts: No, its too early for breast buds. If she is obese it could be fat or early buds. Needs to see her pediatrician.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Breast buds form as the result of exposure of the breast tissue to estrogen. This typically happens at the onset of puberty. The breast buds can be te ... Read More
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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Relax: The finding is common and reflects left over estrogen that crossed during pregnancy.It has nothing to do with breast feeding. It usually fades by 6-9 ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hemangioma : Little red fits in the skin anywhere are likely to be hemmangiomas. These are very common and if no consequence. They usually last a long time like ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Other features: Any female with a true breast bud before 8y would be considered abnormal. One important distinction is whether it is a true bud, or a bit of fluffy ov ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Breasts: It may be a cynic mastitis. See a doctor and have your breasts examined
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please let your: Parents know so that this can be medically evaluated. Take care.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Not likely: Although possible, breast cancer is rare in premenopausal women, and it is extremely, extremely rare in teenagers. More likely, the lump is some activ ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Yes, but not likely: Men do have breast glands and they may fill out during puberty. They can also enlarge if you take certain medicines. If you do not see it shrink in th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possible gynecomast: Lumps are seen in male breast which has a normal duct system. Fibroadenomas rarely seen but Ca less frequent at your age. Mammo should not be used ... Read More
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